June 1, 2018 (Memorial of St. Justin Martyr)

Justin was a well-studied philosopher who came to Christianity. Because of his belief in Jesus and his background, he became an apologist, and is, in fact, the patron of apologists. We have a 2nd century description of the Sacrament of Baptism and the Mass from St. Justin. The word “martyr” that he took meant “witness.” It has come to mean one who witnessed to his faith by giving his life just as St. Justin did.

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